King Lear

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Enter Regan, and Steward.Enter Regan and Oswald KL IV.v.1
But are my Brothers Powres set forth?But are my brother's powers set forth?power (n.)
armed force, troops, host, army
KL IV.v.1.1
I Madam,Ay, madam. KL IV.v.1.2
Himselfe in person there?Himself in person there? KL IV.v.2.1
Madam with much ado:Madam, with much ado.ado (n.)
fuss, business, to-do
KL IV.v.2.2
Your Sister is the better Souldier.Your sister is the better soldier. KL IV.v.3
Lord Edmund spake not with your Lord at home?Lord Edmund spake not with your lord at home? KL IV.v.4
No Madam.No, madam. KL IV.v.5
What night import my Sisters Letter to him?What might import my sister's letter to him?import (v.)
signify, mean, suggest
KL IV.v.6
I know not, Lady.I know not, lady. KL IV.v.7
Faith he is poasted hence on serious matter:Faith, he is posted hence on serious (v.)

old form: poasted
hasten, speed, ride fast
KL IV.v.8
It was great ignorance, Glousters eyes being outIt was great ignorance, Gloucester's eyes being out,ignorance (n.)
negligence, obtuseness, lack of understanding
KL IV.v.9
To let him liue. Where he arriues, he mouesTo let him live. Where he arrives he moves KL IV.v.10
All hearts against vs: Edmund, I thinke is goneAll hearts against us. Edmund, I think, is gone, KL IV.v.11
In pitty of his misery, to dispatchIn pity of his misery, to dispatchdispatch, despatch (v.)
deprive, dispossess
KL IV.v.12
His nighted life: Moreouer to descryHis nighted life – moreover to descrynighted (adj.)
blacked-out, overtaken by night
KL IV.v.13
descry (v.)
catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
The strength o'th'Enemy.The strength o'th' enemy. KL IV.v.14
I must needs after him, Madam,with my Letter.I must needs after him, madam, with my letter. KL IV.v.15
Our troopes set forth to morrow, stay with vs:Our troops set forth tomorrow; stay with us. KL IV.v.16
The wayes are dangerous.The ways are dangerous. KL IV.v.17.1
I may not Madam:I may not, madam. KL IV.v.17.2
My Lady charg'd my dutie in this busines.My lady charged my duty in this business.charge (v.)

old form: charg'd
order, command, enjoin
KL IV.v.18
Why should she write to Edmund?Why should she write to Edmund? Might not you KL IV.v.19
Might not you transport her purposes by word? Belike,Transport her purposes by word? Belikepurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
KL IV.v.20
belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
Some things, I know not what. Ile loue thee muchSome things – I know not what – I'll love thee much –  KL IV.v.21
Let me vnseale the Letter.Let me unseal the letter. KL IV.v.22.1
Madam, I had rather----Madam, I had rather –  KL IV.v.22.2
I know your Lady do's not loue her Husband,I know your lady does not love her husband –  KL IV.v.23
I am sure of that: and at her late being heere,I am sure of that – and at her late being herelate (adv.)
recently, a little while ago / before
KL IV.v.24
She gaue strange Eliads, and most speaking lookesShe gave strange oeillades and most speaking looksoeillade (n.)

old form: Eliads
[pron: 'iliad, uh'yahd] ] amorous glance, look of love, ogle
KL IV.v.25
To Noble Edmund. I know you are of her bosome.To noble Edmund. I know you are of her bosom.bosom, of one's

old form: bosome
in one's confidence, entrusted with one's secrets
KL IV.v.26
I, Madam?I, madam? KL IV.v.27
I speake in vnderstanding: Y'are: I know't,I speak in understanding. Y'are; I know't.understanding (n.)

old form: vnderstanding
knowledge, awareness
KL IV.v.28
Therefore I do aduise you take this note:Therefore I do advise you take this note: KL IV.v.29
My Lord is dead: Edmond, and I haue talk'd,My lord is dead; Edmund and I have talked, KL IV.v.30
And more conuenient is he for my handAnd more convenient is he for my handconvenient (adj.)

old form: conuenient
fitting, suitable, appropriate
KL IV.v.31
Then for your Ladies: You may gather more:Than for your lady's. You may gather more.gather (v.)
infer, work out [for oneself], guess at
KL IV.v.32
If you do finde him, pray you giue him this;If you do find him, pray you give him this; KL IV.v.33
And when your Mistris heares thus much from you,And when your mistress hears thus much from you, KL IV.v.34
I pray desire her call her wisedome to her.I pray desire her call her wisdom to her. KL IV.v.35
So fare you well:So fare you well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
KL IV.v.36
If you do chance to heare of that blinde Traitor,If you do chance to hear of that blind traitor, KL IV.v.37
Preferment fals on him, that cuts him off.Preferment falls on him that cuts him off.preferment (n.)
advancement, promotion
KL IV.v.38
Would I could meet Madam, I should shewWould I could meet him, madam! I should show KL IV.v.39
What party I do follow.What party I do follow. KL IV.v.40.1
Fare thee well. Fare thee well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
KL IV.v.40.2
ExeuntExeunt KL IV.v.40
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